#1
Music theory is not a set of rules. It is the gathered information from music created in the past. It is not something that decides what will be played but rather an explanation of what has been played. Music theory does not write music for you. It can help you write music though, as long as there's a balance between the knowledge and your creativity. Creativity is not a one-way street to composition and neither is music theory.

I just hope this clears up some things for any new-comers that want to ask or are too afraid. I highly recommend looking in to the book Harmony - Walter Piston if you get the chance.

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#2
Agreed, obviously.

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#3
i agree also =]
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#4
I agree, and that is probably one of the best harmony books I have read. Infact I should go buy it >.>
#5
I have the Harmony book, how the hell am I supposed to use it? It's very interesting, yes, but I have no idea how to use it.
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I have the Harmony book, how the hell am I supposed to use it? It's very interesting, yes, but I have no idea how to use it.
How does one use anything? Apply it. Try the exercises, learn what he talks about, and try to apply it with whatever you do musically. After a while it will become a basis and not a struggle.

I'm still goin through the book. I just checked it out from the library but it seems damn good and has given me some inspiration.
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-Max Planck

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#7
If this was longer, I'd suggest stickying it.
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If this was longer, I'd suggest stickying it.



If it was possible, like an intro to music theory.

It's imo the most objective and workable definition of musictheory.

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#9
Someone should write a longer, stickyable version. I'd offer to do it, but there are much more capable people hanging around.
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